BBC History Magazine reviews Bad Girls

‘A biography of a prison over its lifetime, adding to the few single study accounts that we have of British penal institutions. Davies…focuses unapologetically on the inmates’ stories, and gives us an insight into the processes of her research, recounting visits to the prison, crime scenes, and burial places. All this makes Bad Girls an enjoyable and enlightening read’ – Heather Shore, professor of history at Leeds Beckett University